MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Jesus Appears to His Disciples in Galilee

Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Today's bible discussion is based on the Gospel according to Matthew Chapter 28 verses 16 to 20.
In this scripture it talks about Jesus appearing to his disciples in Galilee. In fact Jesus told them to go to hill in  Galilee where he appeared to them.

They worshipped him when they saw him even though some of them doubted.
Jesus said to them, "I have been given all the authority in Heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all the peoples everywhere to make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age."

DISCUSSION

 From the above scripture what is your take out message?
We can see that Jesus gave the authority to his disciples to preach the gospel to the people everywhere in the world and to make them become disciples of Jesus. He further authorised them to teach them everything that he commanded them. Jesus also assured them that he will be with them always to the end of the age.

Each one of us need to ask this question.
Am I a disciple of Jesus Christ? before we answer the question. We define the word disciple.

In the oxford english dictionary the word disciple is defined as follows:

Disciple - a personal follower of Christ during his life, especially one of the twelve Apostles.

Now, one of the key words in the definition of disciple is Follower of Christ.  So we can define ourselves that, if we follow Jesus Christ by Obeying and following his teahcings that are captured in the Holy Bible then we are no doubt the disciples of Jesus Christ.

Who authorised us to be Christ's disciples? Remember that Jesus authorised the 11 disciples to make all peoples disciples everywhere and that authority was given to the disciples and the disciples then authorised other converted Christians and the trend continued until today's age. You are one of the disciples who was/were being authorised by your church to be the disciple(s) of Jesus.

Some of Christ's teachings were picked up from your parents/quidians then you got into Church to be  Christ follower.  This has continued from generations to generations and we now know Christ's teachings through the disciples and of course the Holy Bible.

In this age, we are duty bound to preach the Gospel to the unreached and make them know Jesus and follow his commands. We are duty bound to support ministries in our church so that the Gospel must be preached to the unreached or to the people who have gone astray from the presence of the Lord and we have a duty to bring them back to church so that they born again in spirit.

We also have a duty to teach our younger ones and make them become Christ's disciples and the trend of following Jesus Christ must exist and continue to the end of the age as Jesus promised.

Remember, in whatever we do to preach or to support the Gospel, Jesus is with us forever and He will quid us and protect us and will make things possible for us to reach out to the unreached and the younger ones so that the fire of Gospel keep burning in His Church until the end of the age.

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Love of God  and
The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:13)




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